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Poster: lobster12 Date: Oct 26, 2007 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your 'Best' Memory

Musically...

Kesey coming out for Dark Star on Halloween to say farewell to Bill is a great moment for me.

Also, having front row tix between Jerry and Branford in LA 93 was one of the greatest experiences ever. I interacted with branford all night. I'd motion with my fingers for him to "turn it up" and he'd blast a few notes then motion if that was good enough. He was a cool cat. I remember him drinking a heineken during Corrina and david Crosby was sitting on one of the speakers in the back.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 26, 2007 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your 'Best' Memory

Too many to mention - but two leap to mind. First notes of both Dark Star at greek in 84 and Box of Rain in Hampton.

My favorite "non-show" memory might be senior year in college when I was living in a house with a bunch of deadheads. Accordingly, not one of us deadbeats (pun not really intended) had taken responsbility to get the phone hooked up because it meant putting down a deposit, putting it in your name, etc. This is in the dark ages before cell phones, laptops, TIVO, etc - put it this way, I had lots of Maxell Bonus Points in those days. ANYWAY, we're all sitting around and the phone rings. I jump up, grab the phone, and there's no one there. However, I have a dial tone. So what do I do? I call the ticket hotline and find out fall tour tix/mailorder stuff is starting that coming Monday. So, we get shit together and mail out for Fox, Richmond, etc. the very next day. I come home and the phone is dead - as it would be for several more weeks. But not too long thereafter I get the tix from GD. Front row pit at the Fox. Spent those 2 nights about 6 feet away from the boys.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 26, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your 'Best' Memory

I was mingling in the crowd in Rochester, and there were the typical folks looking for tickets. Miracle or trade. But this one guy really stood out who was looking for a ticket! He was carrying an 8 foot tall plant, freshly picked, that was fluttering in all it's glory in the breeze! That sums up the type of experiences you could have in the parking lots. Don't know if he got his ticket, but he sure got a lot of attention.